Leander ISD is thrilled to welcome an experienced leader in education, Chris Clark, Ed.D., to the role of Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, after the Board approved his hiring at Thursday’s meeting.

“Dr. Clark brings 19 years of experience as a principal at both the elementary and secondary level, which gives him an incredible depth of insight and empathy for the challenges and needs of the campus leader role. It gives him credibility that is essential in establishing relationships and trust  while building partnerships with campus leaders,” Chief Academic Officer Matt Bentz, Ed.D., said. “With an unwavering focus on student learning and high quality instructional experiences, Dr. Clark’s ability to bring people together, his respect for multiple viewpoints and his knack for leveraging the strengths and talents of his team will help launch LISD into a new era of educational excellence.”   

Clark comes to Leander ISD with nearly thirty years of total experience in education, and over two decades of experience in educational leadership. He most recently served as Managing Director of Academic Programs for Frisco ISD. Prior to that role, he served as principal at Hunt Middle School, Press Elementary School and Caldwell Elementary School in Frisco ISD, and as a principal, assistant principal and teacher in Tulsa Public Schools in Oklahoma.

Clark said that he is honored and excited at the opportunity to serve the Leander ISD students and community.

“I have admired the work being done in LISD for several years, and my professional beliefs are tightly aligned with the LISD Learning Model and its focus on student learning,” Clark said. “I look forward to collaborating with the members of the department as well as principals, teachers and other staff to build upon the academic excellence that exists in Leander.”

Clark attended Northeastern State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. He completed a Masters in Curriculum Supervision and School Administration at Oklahoma State University, and went on to complete a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership.